Archstone Entertainment has announced the acquisition of worldwide rights to late actor James Caan’s final film, the creature horror “Dark Harvest.” Rich Manley also stars in the film, written and directed by Andrew Dymond and André Gordon.
Caan’s sequences for the film were shot long before his death in July, and producers plan to finish filming the remaining scenes in January. The anticipated delivery date is later in 2023.
The film’s synopsis describes a young Southern deputy who returns to his childhood home to investigate a dark mystery surrounding the town and its sheriff. As a growing number of missing persons reports pile on, appearances from strange government men in black suits and a GMO-riddled corn crop experiment has the town in a hush, and the inquisitive deputy undertakes the task of getting to the bottom of the mystery.
The film, previously titled “Acre Beyond The Rye,” is being produced by Henry Rouquairol, Justin Richards, James Houston of Bazooka Bunny, Scott Martin, Jack Sheehan and Michael Slifkin of Archstone Entertainment. Executive producer is Barry Bernstein of Bobblehead Entertainment. Archstone will show buyers an exclusive teaser at the upcoming American Film Market.
“James Caan is a legend of our industry and was one of the greatest ever to grace the screen,” Slifkin said. “We are honored and proud to help complete this film and bring it to fans worldwide.”
Caan died at 82 this past July following a heart attack. His acting career spanned six decades, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for playing Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather,” as well as four Golden Globes for “The Glory Guys,” “The Godfather,” “The Gambler” and “Funny Lady,” and a Primetime Emmy Award for “Brian’s Song.”